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Global Development


Our Global Development Program leadership team oversees the foundation's work in developing countries on family health, vaccine delivery, and emergency relief.

Christopher Elias

Desarrollo Mundial

Dr. Chris Elias focuses on high-impact, sustainable solutions for people in developing countries.

Paulin Basinga

Dr. Paulin Basinga leads a growing team in development and execution of the country plan for Nigeria and acts as the principal Nigerian liaison with key program leads and strategy teams in Seattle.

Liz Clyma

Liz Clyma leads the foundation’s health portfolio of investments and programming in India.

Haley Hill

Haley Hill is the director, Office of the President, and chief of staff, Global Development Program.

Steve Landry

Steve Landry works with a select group of critical partners to ensure our strategic engagement is optimized to the foundation’s global health and development goals.

Orin Levine

Dr. Orin Levine leads the foundation’s efforts to evaluate new vaccines and to improve routine immunization systems.

Keith Matthews

Keith Matthews oversees legal work related to the foundation’s Global Development and Global Growth & Opportunity divisions.

M Hari Menon

M Hari Menon leads the India Office. He also oversees the foundation’s work in South and South-East Asia.

Violaine Mitchell

Violaine Mitchell leads the foundation’s efforts to evaluate new vaccines and improve routine immunization systems.

Jamie Morris

Jamie Morris is the divisional chief financial officer for both Global Development and Global Growth & Opportunity.

Amy Pollack

Amy Pollack leads the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health team’s strategic planning, portfolio management, and coordination.

Oumer Seydi

Oumar Seydi oversees the foundation’s work in Africa.

Katie Simons

As interim director, Katie Simons leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that women and children receive the nutrition they need for healthy growth and development.

Ann Starrs

Ann Starrs leads the family planning team's overall strategy and coordinates with other global strategies within the foundation and with external partners to achieve greater access to voluntary family planning.

Uyi Stewart

Dr. Uyi Stewart leads the team responsible for applying innovative technologies to optimize the use of data for decision-making, delivery effectiveness, and investments to create global public goods.

Haddis Tadesse

Haddis Tadesse oversees our work in Ethiopia as well as our partnership with the African Union.

Sanjay Ubale

Sanjay G Ubale is currently the director, partnerships at the India Country Office in Delhi.

Alkesh Wadhwani

Alkesh Wadhwani leads the poverty alleviation portfolio for the foundation’s India Country Office.

Jay Wenger

Dr. Jay Wenger leads polio eradication efforts within the Global Development Program.

Greg Widmyer

Greg Widmyer leads the foundation’s efforts to enhance and accelerate the introduction and scale up of life-saving and life-changing innovations.

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